15 - Gabriela Montero in recital

15 - Gabriela Montero in recital

17 July 2018 8:00 pm

St Peter's Church, Norton, YO17 9AE

15 - Gabriela Montero in recital

Gabriela Montero in recital

Mozart - Piano Sonata No. 10 in C Major
Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major Waldstein
Schumann - Kreisleriana
Gabriela Montero - Improvisation

Virtuosic brilliance, fiery passion, infectious spontaneity and a gift for improvisation: any recital by the Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero is a keenly awaited musical event. She opens with famous sonatas by Mozart and Beethoven, before turning to one of the most compelling musical self-portraits in history – the set of pieces Schumann called a ‘notebook’ and filled with secret visions, dazzling virtuosity, mercurial passions and ‘wild love’. Her recital will end with an improvisation on a theme suggested by the audience

‘Montero’s playing had everything: crackling rhythmic brio, subtle shadings, steely power…soulful lyricism…unsentimental expressivity.’ – New York Times

‘As a solo encore, Montero characteristically asked the audience for a tune she could play with and duly delivered a thunderously virtuosic set of improvisations on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ – The Guardian

‘a Venezuelan ball of fire’ – The Daily Telegraph


Pre-concert and interval bar

Prices: Full £20.00, Gold £16.00, Silver £18.00, Under 25 £10.00
Ryedale500A number of tickets will be available to under 25s for £1 at this concert.

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